RESCUECOM Gives Tips to Protect Your Identity Online

Five Ways to Keep Identity Thieves Away

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August 12, 2010:

Rescuecom Releases Top 5 Tips for Protecting Your Identity

SYRACUSE, N.Y., August 12, 2010 - There are many dangers online, threatening to compromise your Internet security. Of those, the most damaging is identity theft. This Internet security violation can take years to fix. To help you protect your identity, Rescuecom's computer support specialists offer these tips.

1.) Shield Yourself - Malware and viruses are often designed to inflict damage on your computer and steal personal information. To guard against these Internet security attacks, Rescuecom's computer support specialists recommend utilizing all the Internet security defenses at your disposal. Up to date antivirus software, a firewall, and anti-malware programs are a must for shielding your computer.

2.) Hide Your Identity - Many of us stay connected through email and social networks. However, these applications open us up to Internet security threats to our identity. Do as much as possible to hide your real information. Using an alias or a nickname on public forums provides one more layer of Internet security. Rescuecom's computer support specialists also suggest using a dedicated email address for registering on public forums and social networking sites.

3.) Monitor - Identity thieves often target bank accounts and credit cards. Close monitoring of these accounts serves as another form of Internet security, by allowing you to act quickly if you suspect identity theft or fraud. Quick action can save your identity. Rescuecom's computer support team also suggests monitoring your credit report for anomalies or fraudulent information.

4.) Encrypt - Many of us use the Internet on mobile devices. Rescuecom's computer support specialists point to two potential problems: unsecure networks and the loss or theft of a device. Data encryption protects your sensitive information and offers Internet security even if your device is accessed through an unsecure network, lost, or stolen.

5.) Strong Passwords - A safe is only as good as its combination, and the same is true for Internet security. Secure your data with strong passwords that won't be easily guessed, and use different passwords for every site. That way, if your Internet security is compromised, a thief won't gain access to your bank account by guessing your Facebook password.

Identity theft is a significant Internet security concern. The computer support specialists at Rescuecom remind you that protecting your information can keep your identity safe.

About RESCUECOM:

RESCUECOM provides computer repair and computer support, 24/7: Meeting every tech support need including data recovery, virus removal, networking, wireless services, and computer support for all brands of hardware or software. For computer support or information on products, services, or computer repair, visit http://www.rescuecom.com or call (703) 986-3233.

For More Information, Contact:

Christina Johnson, PR Specialist
1-800-737-2837
cjohnson@rescuecom.com

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